Demi Lovato rejects ‘diet culture’ in a message about body positivity

Demi Lovato has revealed that she is full on ‘divine wisdom’ as she conquers her previous issues with eating

Demi Lovato
(Image credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images)

Demi Lovato has sworn off ‘diet culture’ as she has taken to Instagram to share how she has ‘accidentally lost weight’ after having a better relationship with food. 

Demi Lovato has recently taken to social media to talk about her rejection of 'diet culture.' The star revealed that she has recently lost weight now that she has changed her outlook regarding diet and exercise.

Demi took to Instagram to post a video of herself in a pair of oversized pants, proclaiming, “I don’t count calories anymore, I don’t over-exercise anymore. I don’t restrict or purge anymore. And I especially don’t live my life according to the diet culture…and I’ve actually lost weight. This is a different experience.” 

Read more from woman&home:  
Best pillow for a comfortable, pain-free night’s sleep
Best scented candles for a warm and cozy home this winter
Best kindles for digital book lovers - we help you decide which one to buy

She continued to say that she now feels much happier and content with her new lifestyle. “But I feel full, not of food. But of divine wisdom and cosmic guidance. Peace. Serenity. Joy. And Love,” she said. 

Demi captioned this post, “I’m full of peace, serenity, joy, and love today.” Fans loved this post from the star, and many flocked to the comment section of her post to support her. One fan commented, “Yes ma’am listen to your body’s need that’s all that matters.”Another fan said, “And if you didn’t lose weight or gained weight, that’d be ok too.”

Vanessa Hudgens, a fellow Disney alum, also expressed her support on Demi’s post. Vanessa said, “Yessss mama” and added a series of heart and hand gesture emojis to emphasize her support. 

Demi Lovato has publicly spoken about her issues with eating disorders in the past. In an interview on The Ellen Show in 2020, Demi stated, “I lived a life for the past six years, that I feel wasn’t my own, because I struggled really badly with an eating disorder and that was my primary problem and then that turned into other things.” 

She revealed to Ellen that she had an incredibly restrictive diet during that period. “For many years, I didn’t even have a birthday cake,” she said. 

The star spoke about her recovery from eating disorders on Christmas Day in 2020. The star posted an image of her stretch marks covered in glitter and stated, “I’m so grateful that I can honestly say for the first time in my life - my dietitian looked at me and said, “This is what eating disorder recovery looks like.”'

In just over two weeks (on March 23rd, to be exact), Demi will be releasing a new documentary that dives into her issues that she has recovered from in recent years. 

The documentary “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” will be available on YouTube on Tuesday, 23rd March 2021. Demi said about the project, “There has been so much that I’ve wanted to say, but knew I had to say it right.”

Laura Harman

Laura is a news writer for woman&home who primarily covers entertainment and celebrity news. Laura dabbles in lifestyle, royal, beauty, and fashion news, and loves to cover anything and everything to do with television and film. She is also passionate about feminism and equality and loves writing about gender issues and feminist literature.

Laura loves drinking and eating and can often be found trying to get reservations at London's trendiest restaurants. When she's not wining and dining, Laura can also be found travelling, baking, and hiking with her dog.